Mouth of Sand



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Stumbled onto this striking 2010 photograph by Cuban artist Liset Castillo while poking around on ArtStar. In my new body of work, “Human Studies,” from 2010, I subvert notions of enduring beauty with life-size images of women sculpted in a labor-intensive process out of sand, which I then photographed before destroying them. I create life-size sand sculptures of models typically found in high-gloss fashion magazines, photograph the works in sand and then I destroy them as a commentary on the ephemeral nature of beauty, America’s obsession with youth culture and decay. See more of her work at Black and White Gallery.

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